Bertens stuns Pliskova as last top 10 seed falls

Jelena Ostapenko beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus in straight sets

Jelena Ostapenko beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus in straight sets

Serena Williams returns a shot to Evgeniya Rodina.

Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club, when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.

Bertens built a 4-1 lead in the second set with Pliskova appearing to lack energy at times - occasionally making little attempt to chase balls down.

Kerber passed a tough test against Belinda Bencic, the 2016 runner-up and former Australian and US Open champion prevailing 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

The 12th-seeded Ostapenko is the second-highest-ranked player left in the draw and faces Dominika Cibulkova next after the Slovakian world number 33 continued her defiant run with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Su-Wei Hseih.

Next up for the 23-time Grand Slam victor is Italy's Camila Giorgi, who is making her debut in the quarter-finals of a major.


She bridled at suggestions that she had wasted an opportunity to have a real tilt at the title. The No. 9 seed beat Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets Monday in London.

They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowledging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man. Bertens will play 13th seed Julia Goerges for a place in the semi-finals after the German beat Croatia's Donna Vekic. She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant.

The 2017 French Open champion lost her first two service games and was down 5-2 in the opening set before rallying to force a tiebreaker against her Belarussian opponent.

Bertens, who was contemplating retirement a year ago after losing her enthusiasm for the sport, is the first Dutch woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Michaella Krajicek in 2007. "It was [a] really bad decision from the supervisor and from the umpire".

After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed.

The tall Czech answered an early break with one of her own but 20th seed Bertens secured a second break with a superb touch volley to move 5-3 ahead and then held easily.

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